The Grand Designs home with an infrared heating system to save on energy bills

A raised timber frame home with timber clad walls and a lower floor, open plan leading onto the garden
This Grand Designs home was completed for a modest £375,000 and uses innovative features such as infrared heating systems (Image credit: Channel 4)

This unique Grand Designs home nestled in the midst of a forest uses floating pods to blend into its environment and uses infrared heating to sustainably heat its home.

Danny Fenwick, a deputy principal of a vocational college in Lincolnshire, decided to take on his own self build project after selling his bungalow, and hoped to complete the build within a year after starting it in January 2022.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.